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    LA Lakers Pick versus Utah Jazz Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-9-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Utah Jazz will travel out west to face Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Staple Center in Los Angeles is set for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The current NBA odds from this pro basketball contest has the LA Lakers favored by -6 ½ points with a total of 204 ½ points. There has been no line move since the odds came out in this NBA game a few hours back.

    The met on November 7th and it was Utah with the 95-86 home win against the Lakers as a -3 point favorite. It was the last game as head coach for Mike Brown. Trend: Utah Jazz is 4-0 ATS in their past four meetings with the LA Lakers.

    The Jazz has been a terrible road team as the club is just 3-9 straight up on the highway. In their just concluded home stand the team dropped two of three games. After a one point loss to the Clippers on Monday the team defeated two bad eastern conference teams in Orlando and Toronto.

    Utah coms off the 131-99 home win on Friday night to the Toronto Raptors as a -6 ½ point favorite. On the road the Jazz allows 103 points and 47 1/2 % shooting. All Jefferson leads Utah this season with 17 points per game average but is questionable on Sunday with back spasms. He missed Friday’s game with the ailment.

    The Lakers are just 7-5 straight up on their home court this season. They come off a road trip where they lost two of three games with their only win coming against a bad New Orleans team. On Friday night they are beaten soundly by the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-108 as a +7 ½ point underdog. LA lost control of this game in the second quarter and were behind by margin throughout the second half. The Lakers make a few three pointers late to make the score look more respectable. Their last home game prior to start their road trip they lose 113-103 to Orlando. We have seen some poor defensive efforts by the Lakers in their losses lately where they are giving up points in bunches. Pau Gasol has been troubled by knee tendinitis and missed the past three games. He is doubtful on Sunday. Gasol is going through a miserable season where he is averaging career lows in many offensive categories.